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Prayer for victims

Pope Prayers

FOLLOWING his Regina Coeli address, Pope Francis lead thousands in praying the Hail Mary for those who died after a fishing boat carrying an estimated 700 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Although Italian border police rescued 28 people, an estimated 700 people were feared dead in what may be the worst disaster in the Mediterranean. Rescue workers had recovered ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 21, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 21, 2015 Brisbane Filipinos praised Pope Francis’ recent visit to the their country, saying it has given their people greater faith. Belgian university lecturer Tom Mortier will speak at an international symposium on euthanasia and assisted suicide in Adelaide in May. Western intervention is needed to stop ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 20, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 20, 2015 Pope Francis reaffirmed the Church’s teaching on contraception and marriage in interviews, speeches and Homilies from his visit to the Philippines. Thousands marched through Los Angeles to speak up about the dignity of human life, including Hollywood actor and director Eduardo Verastegui. Iraq’s prelate has ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 7, 2015

Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 7 2015 Catholic youth can start memorising the Polish lyrics to the official World Youth Day Krakow theme song, Błogosławieni miłosierni, which was released yesterday. Papal fever is rising in the Philippines, with Pope Francis’ visit to the southeast Asian country from January 12 – 19 being compared to “Jesus coming ... Read More »

Pope praying for Sam today

Pope prays for DMD sufferers

POPE Francis offered prayerful support for the “humanitarian fight” of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in the lead-up to its first international awareness day today (September 7).  Pope Francis’ acknowledgement of sufferers and their families who live with the challenges of the degenerative muscle condition of one in about 3600 males has “humbled” Brisbane’s Kelly Uchytil, mother of DMD sufferer Sam, 14. ... Read More »

God speaks in whispers, so hush before Christmas

Pope Francis Dec22

VATICAN CITY: If silence is not one of the sounds associated with Christmas preparations, chances are people will miss an experience of the love and tenderness that is at the heart of the holiday, Pope Francis said. Celebrating Mass on December 12 in the chapel of his residence, Pope Francis offered a reflection on the tone of voice and the ... Read More »

Francis’ work a ‘gift from God’

Royal Commission flyers released

POPE Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”) is something new and impressive and needs to be read by all Catholics, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said.Australia’s bishops are also eager to see Australian Catholics read and then embrace the apostolic exhortation. In welcoming Pope Francis’ publication, the Australian bishops thanked Pope Francis for the gift he had ... Read More »

Pope’s wise on ‘waste’

Pope Francis

Family  Faith by Selina Venier THERE’S much to love about Pope Francis. Not that there wasn’t much to love about the pontiffs before him, but it seems as though Our Holy Father is reaching those who may not have previously even noticed the Church and the supreme gift and potential impact of the papacy. “Makes me want to go back ... Read More »

Pope Francis surely God’s choice

US Cardinal Edwin O’Brien visited Brisbane last week, and journalist Emilie Ng covered his brief trip.   POPE Francis’ election as Pope was “God’s choice”, US Cardinal Edwin O’Brien said during his visit to Brisbane last week. Cardinal O’Brien shared several stories of Pope Francis and his approach as the Successor of St Peter with various Catholic groups at a ... Read More »

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